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Anna Ursyn

Anna Ursyn

Professor of Digital Media Digital Media Area Head

School of Art and Design
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

970) 351-2476
Guggenheim 106A
Office Hours



Professional/Academic Experience

Anna Ursyn, Ph.D. is a Professor and Computer Graphics / Digital Media Area Head at the School of Art & Design, University of Northern Colorado. She combines research and teaching with her own artistic work and writings.

Other Experience

Since 1987 Ursyn has served as a Liaison and Organizing and Program Committee member of International IEEE Conferences on Information Visualization (iV) in London, UK, and Computer Graphics, Imaging, and Visualization Conferences (CGIV). She has served as Chair of the Symposium and Digital Art Gallery D-ART iV from 1997 until now. As a member of the Education Committee at SIGGRAPH, Anna serves as a Chair of SpaceTime, International Student Competition for ACM SIGGRAPH, and International Conference of Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.

Research/Areas of Interest

Art, Computer Graphics, Knowledge Visualization, Digital Media Illustration, Storytelling, Character Development, Storyboarding, Photography and Video Production, Information Visualization

Publications/Creative Works

Anna combines programming with software and printmaking media to unify computer generated and painted images and mixed-media sculptures. Ursyn has had over 40 single juried and invitational art shows and participated in over 200 fine art exhibitions, including at musea such as NTT Tokyo and Louvre, Paris. Her work will be sent to the moon by NASA as a part of the MoonArc Project by Carnegie Mellon University in 2017.

Anna has published five books with IGI-Global and book chapters for various publishers. Her work and her students' work has also been published in several books.

Link to some of the books and chapters published: http://www.igi-global.com/search/?p=ursyn

Honors and Awards

  • Several grant awards for developing computer graphics technology 
  • Editor's Choice Award, International Library of Poetry
  • 14th Salon de la Culture et des Jeux Mathematiques, CIJM, the University Pierre et Marie Curie International Year on Water Cooperation - Mathematical look at water in all its states; International Mathematical Games Commitee; Honorable Mention; 9 accepted, juried 
  • "Art of the Animal" An Exhibition and Symposium on The Nature of Human and Animal Creativity, http://www.eagleandowl.com/exhibit/artofanimal.html, Griffith University, School of Art, Queensland, Australia, juried. Animal Image Award
  • Second place, M.I.A.D. Venado Tuerto, Convocatoria Internacional de Arte, Argentina 
  • Winner of BauBoden, Deutsche Bau-und Bodenbank AG, Geschäftsbericht
  • ACM SIGGRAPH '90 grant for educators 
  • Artistic Merit Award, Eurographics 1996 
  • Colorado Art Education Association - Professional Development Recognition Award
  • Honorable Mention, Immaginando '97, Digital Visions of Etruria 
  • Continental Broadcasting Network, Who's Who World Class Alliance
  • International Who's Who Historical Society
  • Marquis Who's Who, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, GB
  • Madison Professionals Who's Who 
  • Montrey Professionals Who's Who 
  • Princeton Global Network, Princeton Global Registry 
  • Who's Who  in North  Colleges and Universities 
  • Strathmore Who's Who, Westbury, NY, Registry & Global Network for Outstanding Professionals 
  • American Biographical Institute, Inc., Professional Women’s Advisory Board 
  • Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals” Cambridge
  • One Thousand Great Americans, IBC Cambridge, England

Professional Website



Anna Ursyn Faculty Work

3D Program

Anna Ursyn Faculty Work

Anna Ursyn Faculty Work

Symbols in Nature

Anna Ursyn Faculty Work

Anna Ursyn Faculty Work

Utopian Dreams

Anna Ursyn Faculty Work

Grammar of the City

Anna Ursyn Faculty Work

Folds and Faults

Anna Ursyn Faculty Work

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